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Get Smart (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 June 2008 (USA)
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A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.


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American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. When the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo nevertheless set off to combat their attackers by first parachuting off an airplane and landing in Russian territory - followed closely by an over seven feet tall, 400 pound goon, known simply as Dalip. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell's antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties, while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,683,480 (USA) (20 June 2008)


$130,313,314 (USA) (31 October 2008)

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Did You Know?


Steve Carrel and David Koechner also star together in Anchorman and Anchorman 2 the legend of Ron Burgundy. See more »


When Max talks to the clerk at the bakery, the plate of rolls she places on the counter moves from shot to shot. See more »


Shtarker: Are you crazy? This is radioactive material! One wrong move, and it's ka-frickin'-boom!
Siegfried: This is KAOS. We don't "ka-frickin'-boom" here.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros logo is a lock on CONTROL vault doors, which opens up and let the doors swing open. See more »


References Moonraker (1979) See more »


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Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (as Bjoern Ulvaeus)
Performed by ABBA
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Instant Classic, Carell Rocks
23 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch a screening of 'Get Smart' and absolutely loved it. I saw the movie in Manhattan and there's nothing tougher than a New York audience, and the whole room was dying laughing throughout the film. I don't know what church group these nay-sayers saw the film with, but it is hilarious.

Steve Carell is at his best. He is incredible as Maxwell Smart. He does channel Don Adams when appropriate, but really makes the character his own. His chemistry on-screen with Anne Hathaway, who plays Agent 99, is great. There's been some complaints about the age difference, but they clear that up in the film.

The story line is solid and helps introduce this great spy comedy to a new generation. The cast is absolutely stacked, Alan Arkin, the Rock, Dave Koechner all kick ass and help make 'Get Smart' an instant classic.

If you were a fan of the original 'Get Smart' series, there's no question you'll love this movie. Check it out.

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